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ach person on the staff
really stepped up this issue
to help with all the extra
work. Despite the smaller
staff we feel our staff still
has found some very
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Butler County Coinmuni
This year has been a learning experience for
the Grizzly Magazine staff.
The magazine lost much of their staff for the
Spring semester. With only five people on our staff,
we all had to put in an extra effort to complete our
final issue for the 2006-07 school year.
Each person on the staff really stepped up this
issue to help with all the extra work. Despite the
smaller staff, we feel our staff still has found some
very interesting stories.
Also, a couple of us ventured out to New York
City for a journalism convention. We gained a lot of
valuable information, which hopefully shines through
in this issue.
Our staff thanks you for being the faithful
readers we all know you all are. If anyone has ideas
for next year's magazine to help us continue perfect-
ing it, don't hesitate to contact us!
Mr. Mike Swan
ntact the staff at
S. Haverhill Road
| ling 100, Room 104
s )orado, Kan. 67042
2U Resident Assistant
Safety is important and it's the
resident assistant's job to main-
tain the structure. Who are they
and what do they do?
22 A Legend: Steve Smith
A look inside the life of Steve
Smith, a longtime reporter and
friend to the community.
24: Bowling for the kids
Students have fun and raise
money for a good cause.
2 Campus life
See students participating
in activities at Butler.
O Butler Beauty
A longtime dream came
true when fellow Butler
graduate Michelle Walthers
was crowned Miss Kansas.
Remembering the woman
who loves you the most.
12 Time for
bring May flow-
ers, and also a
time for moving
on for some soph-
1 4 Butler visits the
Journalism students go out-
side of El Dorado and into
the fast paced world of
New York City. Other than
just sightseeing, students
gained many new ideas.
2v Sorensen leaves her mark
Although an injury ends her sea-
son, Abby Sorensen leaves her
athletic talents imprinted in the
game of basketball.
2 O A look through sports
Take a photographic look back
over men's and women's basket-
ball and the track season.
22 Looking back
Sports Media recaps the most
memorable events from Butler.
Photographs by Nicole Mason
and Krystal Walker
Butler students participate in various activities around the college.
From extra time between classes playing pool to outdoor concerts
to evenings at the skating rink, students make the best of time
spent in El Dorado.
W Nixon Library
sutler Community College
Story by Kayse Holmes
Layout by Krystal Walker
or most, being able to be classified as Miss
Kansas would be a dream come true.
For Michelle Walthers, it was actually a
dream come true. Walthers was recently crowned
Miss Kansas 2007.
Walthers graduated from Circle High School
and then from Butler with a Graphic Design degree in
Liberal Arts. Besides fulfilling all the requirements
for being Miss Kansas, her plans for the future
include getting her masters in Fine Arts and starting a
small design business.
She has also worked very long and hard to get
to where she is now.
'it was a goal that I had set for myself that I
had to work for two years, and it was very reward-
ing," Walthers says.
She has had many accomplishments, leader-
ship roles and honors. Some of her greatest ones
include Butler and Friends Presidential Scholar,
Who's Who among American High School Students,
Big Brothers and Big Sisters, DARE Role Model and
leading female performer at Century II in 2004.
The competition is not only a beauty contest,
it's also an excellent scholarship program.
"I was first attracted to the scholarship pro-
gram, but I have come to love the organization for so
much more that that," Walthers says.
Winning Miss Kansas isn't over when the
pageant ends. There are quite a few duties that come
along with the title of Miss Kansas.
"I travel a lot. My biggest job is to speak at
school assemblies all over the state, but I also work
to market the Miss Kansas Organization and to bring
new scholarship dollars," Walthers says.
Throughout the competition there is great
opportunity to meet new and exciting people.
"To tell you the truth it was very intimidating
the first time I met all of the girls. They are all just
amazing women," Walthers says.
Being able to go through the experience of
Miss Kansas is not something that many people can
say they have been through. Overall, it would have to
be a great experience.
"The worst thing is the few seconds before
they announce the top ten or top five, and you don't
know if you'll make it," Walthers says. "The best
thing is the friends that you walk away with after-
The worst thing is the few seconds before they
announce the top ten or top five, and you don 't know
if you 11 make it.
Miss Kansas 2007
ELIGIBILITY FOR MISS KANSAS:
-MUST BE FEMALE
-HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE BY STATE COMPETITION
-MUST BE BETWEEEN AGES OF 17-24
-SINGLE, NEVER MARRIED
-HAVE GOOD MORAL CHARACTER
-CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES
By Erin Lewis
Every year the opportunity arises to do something
wonderful and acknowledge the woman you call
he tradition to some may seem like
just another reason for Hallmark or the
flower industry to prosper as it is one of the
most commercially successful holidays,
with about 96 percent of the American con-
sumers taking part in the celebration.
Celebrating and honoring mothers
was demonstrated far back in history. A
mother as defined, is the biological or
social female parent of an offspring. The
title mother can be given to a woman other
than a biological parent who fills this role.
The holiday was declared officially
by only some states in 1912, but the first
national Mother's Day was in 1914,
declared by President Woodrow Wilson.
His idea of Mother's Day was a day
that the American flag could be shown in
honor of the mothers of those sons who died
in war. Commercialization and expansion of
the holiday began several years after and
The U.S Census Bureau reporting
an estimated 82.5 million mothers in the
United States and rising, it is sure to
become the most successful grossing holi-
day as it is second to Christmas.
Mother's Day is celebrated in many
different countries around the world and is
marketed heavily to resemble the American
tradition of gift-giving.
The general meaning remains the
same as the date varies from place to place
on where it is celebrated.
A mother is the biological or social female parent of an offspring.
The title mother can be given to a woman other than a biological
parent who fills this role.
Definition according to Wikipedia.org
Gifts and ideas for your mom
If you're thinking that you have to spend a ton of money- STOP! Several
great gifts that every mom would cherish are very affordable. Making
your own gilt is a big pins. Your mom will be so exeited that you
thought of her and took the time to create something from scratch.
Whether they are handpieked or
ordered from your florist, flowers
always do the trick.
Every woman loves things that
smell great! Find a candle with
your mother's favorite colors or
courtesy of www.hickerphoto.com
Take a picture of you and your
mother, maybe from years ago
that you've found, or a recent one
that you like and frame it. You
could even take a plain black
frame and customize it with paint
pens or unique stickers. The tears
will swell up in her eyes.
Baked goods are always
appreciated by that sweet tooth in
everyone and taking the time to
bake it yourself means so much
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By Erin Lewis
As the Butler Master Teacher of 2006-07, Valerie Jo Haring,
art instructor in the Humanities/Fine Arts department, will be
the speaker for the graduation ceremonies. She hopes to instill
inspiration during her speech as well as entertain everyone.
"I am culling ideas from several different sources. I'm not
sure what the actual topic of the speech will be; probably
something about exercising our humanity," says Haring.
"Work hard, believe in yourself, and be kind to others. Financial
success means little if your aren't happy doing what you are doing. "
Valerie Jo Haring
Art Humanities and Fine Arts Instructor
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Commencement will take place on May 12, 2007 in the Butler Community
College Gymnasium in El Dorado.
The AA/AAS ceremony will begin at 9:30
a.m. Lineup will start at 8:15 a.m. in the cafeteria located in the
Student Union Building. The AS/AGS ceremony will begin at 1:00 p.m.
Lineup will start at 12:15 p.m. in the cafeteria located in the
Student Union Building.
Advice from Butler faculty for the graduates of 2007
"An education increases your options. Also, you cannot overestimate
the importance of your integrity nor the value of being kind."
Humanities and Fine Arts Instructor
"First and foremost it is important to stay true to yourself and to try
your hardest always. Employers seem to appreciate those who take
the time and utilize what they have learned during their schooling."
Assessment Coordination Specialist
"Once you graduate you realize your're discovering a whole new
Humanities and Fine Arts Instructor
Story by Katie Chrapkowski
Photographs by Katie Chrapkowski and Erin Lewis
Headline by Krystal Walker
Journalism students ventured to New York City March 14-17 for the
College Media Advisers Spring National Convention. With only two full
days in the city, students crammed in many sessions at the convention and
much anticipated sightseeing.
taff members of the Lantern and Grizzly
Magazine recently flew to New York City for the
College Media Advisers Spring National Convention
The plane ride itself was an experience for
some, as a few students had never stepped foot inside
a plane before.
With only two full days in the Big Apple, the
students had much to accomplish between absorbing
new ideas from the convention and seeing the sights
around the city. And though freezing weather tried to
hinder this trip, the journalism students still made the
best of it.
Each student was required to attend at least
three sessions per day at the convention. With over
100 sessions offered throughout the span of the con-
vention, the students had too many to choose from
with so little time.
In the session, "Interviewing strategies for
feature stories," Grizzly Magazine co-editor Erin
Lewis, Derby sophomore, gained many ideas.
"During this session I learned that the first
step in writing a good story is creating a relationship
with the person you're interviewing," Lewis says. "I
never realized my stories could potentially be better if
I asked open-ended questions rather than just getting
straight facts because this invites the person in to add
their own anecdotes."
Lewis added that this session was the most
helpful from the convention.
Another beneficial session for for both the
magazine and newspaper staff was "Copyright
In this session students learned why they can't
take just anything off of the internet and also learned
guidelines that restrict copyright.
Lantern managing editor Elizabeth McKinney,
a Remington sophomore, also agreed the convention
was a good experience.
"I learned a lot about things the newspaper
really needs to work on," McKinney says. "But, we
also learned about things we do well."
Of course a trip to the city wouldn't be the
same without a Broadway show. Members of the
group saw two very different shows, "Les Miserables"
and "Beauty and the Beast."
"'Beauty and the Beast' was absolutely amaz-
ing," Lewis says. "The vibrant colors and special
effects made it appear just as the cartoon version of
the show. I felt like a little kid in a candy store as I
sang every song along with the cast."
The last full day spent in New York a snow-
storm hit, and although this made it difficult to sight-
see, students still made the best of it.
Between Times Square, Rockefeller Center,
the Empire State Building, China Town and other typ-
ical tourist spots, everyone found their way around
despite ice pellets hitting their faces and soaking wet
One student even got selected to be inter-
viewed on a popular New York show, "The Today
Lantern reporter Allyson Osborn, Clearwater
freshman, was asked how she felt about soccer star
David Beckham coming to America.
"Riding on the subway made me feel like I
was a real New Yorker," Lewis says.
And a person can't truly experience the city
without a real New York pizza.
"The best thing about New York was the 24
hour pizza service," McKinney says.
Overall, the time spent in the Big Apple was a
learning experience and also an experience of a life-
Working hard. (Above) At the College Media
Advisers convention, many booths were set up
with valuable information.
Rushing around. (Right) Journalism students
had the chance to visit one of the busiest spots in
New York, Times Square. With bright lights,
speedy cars and hurried walkers, Times Square
was quite the change from Kansas streets.
Let it snow. (Left) While in New York
City, the weather wasn't quite up to par.
In the Big Apple, the city takes time to
clear the sidewalks for pedestrians
before they clear any roads.
Beauty and the Beast was absolutely amazing. The vibrant colors and
special effects made it appear just as the cartoon version of the show.
Grizzly Magazine co-editor
Check in and check out. R.J.
Armstrong, Parsons sophomore,
takes his resident assistant duties
seriously as he signs students in.
esident assistant students employed
by Residence Life are available to
help the students living on campus. The
most important job that they have is to act
as a resource person. A resident assistant
must act as a positive role model in their
conduct, attitude and academics.
"The best part of being a resident
assistant is getting to help people out and
getting to meet new people. The worst part
of it is when students get mad at me because
they broke a policy and I was the one that
turned them in," Susan Ault, Kingman soph-
The job of resident assistant requires
a person to live on-campus, maintain at least
a GPA of 2.0 at all times during resident
assistant employment, and be on the meal
plan. The salary for a resident assistant is
payment of room and half of the meals,
which amounts to approximately $2,200 a
semester. Also, a resident assistant cannot
have a job off-campus, and must inform
Residence Life of an on-campus job.
"The best part of being involved
with the Resident Assistants is the fact that
it is extremely rewarding to observe the per-
sonal growth in each resident assistant
throughout the year. Each RA matures and
develops their leadership skills," Janece
English, Director of Residence Living, says.
There are a few events that a resi-
dent assistant must attend. They must go to
a minimum of five residence hall sponsored
events or activities.
They have to attend the Residence
Life staff meetings that take place once a
week. Also, they must attend the Leadership
Challenge, act as a Grizzly Welcome
Counselor, and assist with planning a mini-
mum of three programs for the year.
Along with all the events and meet-
ings, a resident assistant must keep verbal
and visual contact with each hall resident
that they are serving.
This means they must be on their
floor or apartment at least ten hours a week.
On top of that they work at least one duty
night a week and on weekends, according to
the schedule. This means making rounds
around the halls, handling incidents, report-
ing maintenance problems, etc.
"Overall, this past year's resident
assistants have been the best group of RAs
I've had the privilege to work with at
Butler. They are dedicated and care about
the residents in their areas and in the halls
which makes my job easier," English says.
Story by Christina Doffing
Layout by Krystal Walker
Photographs by Nicole Mason
It takes key elements to run a
dormitory safely. Susan Ault,
Kingman sophomore, assists
students in getting into their
room, among other duties.
Overall, this past years resident assistants have been the best
group ofRAs I've had the privilege to work with at Butler.
Director of Residence Living
"We will miss Steve dearly. He was
always so happy and cheerful when
he would walk in to our office.
He would always walk in and say
'Hi Sandy Zieman.'
I would reply
'Hi Steve Smith.'
I'm going to miss those days.
Whether it was our Christmas
Family Project, the El Dorado
Broncos or Butler County events,
Steve was always willing to write an
article for us.
God has the best reporter in
Heaven when he sent for Steve.
We will miss you!"
"He was a wonderful man
who meant so much to so many. He
was always there to chronicle all the
good that was coming from the
school and played a special part in
making all of us feel special."
"Steve was one of the kindest people I've
ever known. I worked with him many
years ago at the paper in El Dorado, my
first newspaper job. My journalistic
knowledge was entirely theoretical but
Steve was generous about helping me and
patient when I didn 't get it right. He was
friendly and possessed a wonderful dry
sense of humor—even when deadline
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Circle wrestling qualifies 4 for State
Grizzly basketball teams fall at home to Seward
any people come into our lives
whether it be a simple hello passing by or our best
friends whom we have grown with and now feel we
cannot live without. Steve Smith made that impact
not only in the community of El Dorado, but also
in the lives of Butler Community College students
from various parts of the state, country and world.
"This man took the very first picture I ever
had in the paper when I was five. Ever since then
he has always been there to cover everything I had
a part in. His dedication and interest truly means a
lot to not only me, but the hundreds of students,
families, and children that he made such an impact
on. His pictures were worth every word he wrote
and it won't be the same without him, but every
time we see pictures in the paper, we should think
of Steve and thank him for all he has done,"
Hannah Hendricks says.
Stephen Harold Smith passed away Feb. 19,
2007 at the age of 57. He had many accomplishments
he should have been proud of and one of those was
working for the El Dorado Times for 25 years.
Story and Layout by Krystal Walker
"As someone who has known him for 1 5+ years
and was the one to sit next to him in the Times
newsroom during my two stints as sports editor,
he'll definitely be missed. It's hard to believe that
he's gone," Randy Smith says.
He loved his work, even when the stories
were hard to write, he kept his professionalism and
wrote when needed the best he could of the worst
But many times there were so many good
events happening to be written about. No matter
how small the story was Steve Smith had a way of
making the story feel not only important to the one
he was writing about, but to the readers as well.
"I remember seeing Steve at all of our high
school games. He was always carrying around his
camera! I didn't know him well, but he was good
friends with my uncle and recently wrote a story
about him. You will be missed," Anna Hoyt says.
The impact he made while he was alive will
forever be remembered by many people.
His dedication and interest truly means a lot to not only me, but
the hundreds of students, families and children that he made
such an impact on.
Story and Photographs by Kayse Holmes
Layout by Krystal Walker
Bowlin' her own style. Mandy
Tetrick, Registrar's Office, shows
her silly side as well as an example
of how to 'granny bowl.' Tetrick
has been participating in Bowl for
Kids' Sake for the past two years.
^ ig Brothers and Big Sisters is a mentoring
program designed to help children reach their full
potential through one-on-one relationships with
mentors. Not only is it the oldest, it's also the largest
organization in the
United States. Big
Brothers Big Sisters,
also known as
BBBS, is divided up
into several smaller
include Bigs in Blue,
(MAP) and Sport
One of BBBS's most well-known fundraisers
is Bowl For Kids' Sake. For more that 20 years this
fundraiser and awareness program has been taking
place. Bigs, Littles, donors, corporations and com-
munity members raise money for the program by
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asking family, and friends and others to pledge.
Each team has five or six members, including the
team captain. Each member of the team is respon-
sible for receiving $75 in pledges. Each member
over $75 will
there is at least
one team that
"This was my
first year to
do Bowl for
Kids' Sake. I
thought it was a really good experience and it
brought to my attention how much children really
do need," says Tarn Kohls, Leon freshman.
"It's really fun to be able to get together
and raise money for a really good cause," says
Brandy Avery, Registrar's Office.
Say Cheese. Above: The Butler team stops for a
quick photo. From left: Mandy Tetrick (Team
Captain), Jenna Vice, Tarn Kohls, Brandy Avery,
Monica Saferite and Kayse Holmes. Photo by Bowl
for Kids' Sake Representative.
Good technique. Jenna Vice, Registrar's
Office, tries her hardest to get another strike
on the board for the Butler team. "It's fun to
get together with the girls outside of work to
do something locally," says Vice.
Mhumm! Tam Kohls, Leon freshman, enjoys her
pizza in between turns. Pizza and pop was was
provided for anyone participating in Bowl for Kids'
Sorensen leaves her
Story by Matt Elwood
Layout by Erin Lewis
bby Sorensen, at only 5-foot-4 inches, ended
her season and college career in athletics at Butler
with a torn ACL. It came as no surprise to see her
come hobbling back on crutches, sporting the same
ear to ear smile that endeared her to so many
Grizzlies fans in the last two years.
After all, Sorensen has dealt with adversity
before. A multi-sport athlete in high school in
Mulvane, Sorensen took on whatever she could, from
track and volleyball to her favorites softball and bas-
"It was pretty much the same group of girls
that I played with year-round," Sorensen says. "If you
were good you played all sports."
It was early on that her coaches realized that
what Sorensen lacked in height, she adamantly made
up in effort and were quick to encourage her.
Likewise, Sorensen has gathered encouragement from
peers, fans and idols alike to overcome whatever
obstacles stand in her way, and height was a bit of the
Sorensen has probably heard them all, each
and every one of the slogans that are commonplace in
today's culture, especially in connection with the
underdog. But she relishes one particular piece of
advice she got from a basketball idol and icon, former
Kansas star Lynnette Woodard.
While attending a Woodard basketball camp,
asketball great told Sorensen, "It's not how big
you are - it's how big you play."
M Sorensen has been a golden example of that
Jry piece of advice ever since.
When Sorensen first joined the Grizzlies, it
yas instantly apparent how skilled she was, as a solid
defender and pure pass first point guard. Darryl
Smith, in his first year coaching at Butler, told
Sorensen she would have to play tough to play for the
Grizzlies. In particular he told her she'd have to be
able to take a charge to stay on the team. A year later
Sorensen had established her reputation as a defender,
a reliable point guard, and had proven her uncanny
ability to draw the charge call.
"It's a huge momentum shifter," Sorensen
says. "The great players really hate it when you take
There may not be a gutsier move in basketball
than drawing a charge, if for no other reason, the pain
that results from hitting the hardwood floor hard.
"It doesn't even hurt," Sorensen says, "...well,
when you get the call it doesn't hurt. If you don't get
the call it doesn't feel so good."
"She's a tough one," Sorensen's mom, Mindy,
says. "She won't admit to being in pain, even on the
crutches. About the only way you can tell is when she
She won't admit to being in pain even on the crutches. About the
only way you can tell is when she asks us to bring her a Dr.
Mindy Sorensen (Abby's mother)
asks us to bring her a Dr. Pepper."
Soon Sorensen had become an integral part of
the Grizzlies team, a team that started the 2006-07
season off so well they positioned themselves in the
national rankings, something the Grizzlies and Coach
Smith should all be very proud of.
This last season, however, Sorensen was a
much needed sophomore leader for the Grizzlies as
one of only three returning players from the previous
When asked what she hopes to do after Butler,
Sorensen mentioned coaching as a possibility. Surely
an option Coach Smith would appreciate, as he's
watched Sorensen mature into a complete basketball
player in her two years at Butler and with such expe-
rience gained a more complete knowledge of the
Since her injury, Sorensen has received a good
deal of well-wishes from Butler boosters and fans.
Many of which sent her cases of Dr. Pepper,
her favorite drink. Sorensen sits back and smiles,
thinking about her favorite Butler memories, beating
Hutchinson in particular. She's had a fun ride and
with a smile this big her future will be even brighter.
Despite her current injury, Sorensen still
hopes to continue playing college atheletics after
Sports Media recaps their most
memorable moments from the last two years spent
at Butler Community College
out by Erin Lewis
When I found out my senior year of high school that I
had received a Sports Media Scholarship, I never imagined in
my wildest dreams that I would have so many wonderful oppor-
tunities here at Butler Community College. The past two years
in Sports Media have been a complete whirlwind of wow's. I
can't thank Mr. Swan, Mr. Hayes or Butler Community College
enough for giving me the chance to do what I love best in life.
Through the Sports Media Program I have met so many wonder-
ful athletes and sports fans, not only Butler Grizzlies, but also
from other schools.
The memories that stick out the most to me are the long
trips of course. Going to Texas for the first football game of the
2006-2007 season has to be my favorite highlight of the past
two years. Another memorable experience was also the two day
trip to Colby for basketball two years in a row. Nothing is better
than sitting in a van with seven men's basketball players for six
Trust me, it's not always fun and games, such as getting
kicked off the air in Garden City for a time for basketball in
2006 and broadcasting a game on my cell phone. Also reaching
deadline for the newspaper on Thursday can also be a hassle but
it all has to be done, it's part of the game.
Watching the Butler Grizzlies go 14-1 in football, vol-
leyball having one of their best seasons, cross-country compet-
ing at nationals, soccer, baseball and softball being nationally
ranked and basketball and its many dramatic events are what we
We've been here for the past two years writing about
and broadcasting every single athletic event.
I've come to believe in the past two years that this is
what I dream to do for the rest of my life. I cannot thank Butler
more for the opportunities I have been given or the great foun-
dation I have built here. 1 will always cherish the memories I
have made as a Butler Grizzly.
For the last two years I have been involved here at
Butler with the Sports Media department as well as radio and
TV. There have been a lot of crazy times as well as stressful
times trying to cover every atheletic event we have here at
Butler. I have been asked as well as my fellow Sports Media
partners to write the good and the bad times of covering Grizzly
I would say the best time covering a basketball game
would be going to Allen County both years I was here. We sat
right in the heart of the Allen County student section as well as
the majority of fans. My good friend Brandon Schneider and I
had a blast covering the games because we could use the student
and fan reaction in the broadcast. There were many times when
we would hear something and just start laughing.
Another fun time is when we piled in a mini-van the
first of the year and headed down to Kilgore with three Sports
Media students, two photographers and our teacher Mr. Swan
(who isn't such a good driver) to cover the first football game of
the season. It was a blast. We got to be on FSN Southwest live
at the Texas Rangers game.
I would say the worst time was again with my good
friend Brandon. We were assigned to go up to Iowa Western to
cover that night's men's b-ball game. We knew what time the
bus was leaving and everything. The problem was that the bus
left early. From that point on it escalated into a big thing fast.
Things 1 won't miss would be showing up 2-3 hours
before the game starts because you had to ride with the team,
eating McDonald's every basketball road trip and trying to track
down stats and quotes for our newspaper stories.
I have enjoyed my time here at Butler and have met a
lot of great friends. I would like to thank especially Mr. Swan
and Mr. Hayes for this opportunity and also everyone I have
shared the mic with. It's been fun but I'm ready for it to be over.
There's a lot I'm thankful for about my experience
broadcasting sports here at Butler. There have been ups and
downs, conflicts and resolutions, very much like one would
expect in the real world of mass media. However, there are a
good deal of things that I got to do here at Butler few other jobs
could afford me the opportunity to do.
I have a good deal of good memories here at Butler,
and ironically most of them come with the toughest circum-
stances. Like riding with the women's team to the Coffey ville
Shootout in the early afternoon and returning with the men's
team who played late that night.
My best memory here at Butler will always be the free-
dom we had as students to call the game however our natural
style deemed appropriate. I hope to work in the actual profes-
sional field of Sports Broadcasting after my days at Butler are
over, and it's repeatedly evident that the on-air freedom I've
enjoyed here at Butler is a luxury unthinkable in the field.
Well where do I begin? It was a very fun and interest-
ing first year for me at Butler. I really enjoyed being involved
with the Sports Media program and I look forward to doing it
again next year.
The highlight of the year would probably have to be
our trip to Texas the very first week of school. We got to go see
a Texas Rangers baseball game and then we broadcast the first
football game of the season for the Grizzlies. We arrived in
Dallas about an hour early before we were supposed to start our
tour so Mr. Swan pulled into an Asian Market where it seemed
we were the only peolpe using English at the time.
I would have to say that the only lowlight of the year
was when I traveled to Highland and the Grizzly football team
lost their first game of the year.
The sophomores really helped me a lot throughout the
year and I greatly appreciate all of their work.
I would also like to thank Mr. Swan for all of his help
the last two semesters. So until next year, Stay Classy!
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